Big Game Focus: Manchester United v Arsenal

Arsenal look to continue their excellent run of form when they face old rivals Manchester United in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Manchester United have been blowing hot and cold this season and they were forced to rely on yet another comeback at the weekend after finding themselves 2-0 down against Southampton early into the game. This time they could only claim a point in a 2-2 draw.

They have remained winless in three Premier League matches and are seventh in the table. Their ambition of finishing in the top four is also in jeopardy as they find themselves eight points adrift of the top five in the table.

Things are totally different for Unai Emery’s men following yet another splendid display at the weekend as they beat Tottenham 4-2 at the Emirates. They moved above Tottenham in the table courtesy of a superior goal difference. This is most definitely going to be an entertaining fixture and we can’t wait for the action.

Betting preview

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been one of the excellent players behind Arsenal’s attacking play. He has scored ten Premier League goals this season and has netted in four of their last five trips away. He scored a brace at the weekend and we think he’s a great choice for our Anytime Goalscorer market at odds of 2.50.

Arsenal have been incredible lately and face a Manchester United side on the verge of complete meltdown. United are injury ravaged and in poor form, and for that reason backing Arsenal Draw No Bet looks great at odds of 2.15 here.

There have been Over 2.5 Goals scored in seven of Manchester United’s last eight games and the same stat is true in Arsenal’s last six away games. You can back Over 2.5 Goals at odds of 1.60 here.

Team news

Victor Lindelof and Alexis Sanchez are both ruled out through injury, whilst Ashley Young is suspended. Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly, and Phil Jones are all doubts ahead of this game too, but some could be asked to play through the pain.

Arsenal for their part are without the injured trio of Konstantinos Mavropanos, Danny Welbeck, and Nacho Monreal here, while Granit Xhaka is suspended. Laurent Koscielny is still a fitness doubt, and he is with Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi in that bandwagon.

Possible lineups

Manchester United: De Gea, Dalot, Smalling, Jones, Darmian, Herrera, Matic, Fellaini, Lingard, Lukaku, Martial.

Arsenal: Leno, Mustafi, Sokratis, Holding, Bellerin, Torreira, Guendouzi, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Lacazette, Aubameyang.